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The English lavender at Lavender by the Bay in East Marion. (Credit: Kendall Stark photo)

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8. The English lavender has bloomed at Lavender by the Bay

7. The 2015 Strawberry Queen was crowned under rainy skies

6. There’s a barbecue battle brewing at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

5. Greenport’s Dances in the Park series will return soon

4. Duck tongues, bee pollen doughnuts and other things we ate at PawPaw pop-up

3. What would you do if you saw this at Macari Vineyards?

2. Here’s your first look at PeraBell Food Bar East

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